Awakenings

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    The Awakening

    The religious Awakening of early America proved to be especially divisive because it (a) disrupted the prevailing social order in many towns and cities that utilized a church government, (b) encouraged emotional involvement in religion, and (c) made religion an individual matter. These factors combined to cause division within many of communities of the nascent country. Before the series of events know as the Awakening, many towns and cities had one church, and one preacher; who essentially had

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    culturally brilliant and geographically extensive. Thus, Bertrand Russell in the chapter ‘Reflections of the Re-awakening East’ says that it is the narrow outlook of the Europeans to term this period “The Dark Ages”.  Q.2 On what grounds does the author argue that Communism is the “most modern and virulent form of Western Imperialism”?  Ans. In the chapter ‘Reflections on the Re-awakening East’ Bertrand Russell argues that Communism is the most modern and bitterly hostile form of Western policy

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    were set in motion: The Great Awakenings. These were a series of large, sweeping religious, social, and political changes that sought to use the basis of religion to revive faith in a neglected belief, bring about numerous social reforms, and use political factions to great effect upon society's mentality. Although most view the First Great Awakening as the ‘first' and ‘greatest' religious, social, and political influence to American society, the second Great Awakening can be considered far more influential

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    years that are gone seem like dreams—if one might go on sleeping and dreaming—but to wake up and find—oh! well! Perhaps it is better to wake up after all, even to suffer, rather than to remain a dupe to illusions all one’s life.” Even though Edna’s awakening leads her to suffer from the wisdom and self-awareness it affords her, the year of joy and understanding that accompanies this suffering is worth more to Edna than a lifetime of the semi-conscious submission that defined her former existence. According

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    Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening The Great Awakening was the evangelical revival in America during the 18th Century that lasted for thirty years. The Awakening combined unsophisticated mass evangelism with the Enlightenment. In 1842, Joseph Tracey came up with the term “Great Awakening.” This widespread social movement grew because of dissatisfaction in the White American community. The community had a deterministic and formalistic Protestantism style, which denied a lot of people salvation. Basing on the fact

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    Enlightenment to the Great Awakening

    Luis Castro Enlightenment to The Great Awakening The great awakening started in the 1720s and endured until the 1910s. It was a time when almost the entirety of the thirteen colonies had been attending sermons of many popular preachers, preachers such as George Whitefield. But it wasn’t always like that; the great awakening was preceded by a lack of Christianity, and a degradation of moral values. To try to fix this William Stoughton, a minister from New England, in 1688, went to

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    The Great Awakening

    Shan Rogers Religion Professor Orr December 1, 2012 The Great Awakening and Its Leaders and Theology The Great Awakening was a revival movement meant to purify religion from material distractions and renew any and every person’s faith in God. The movement was a reaction against the diminishing of religion and the spread of disbelief during the Enlightenment of the 1700’s. During this time, revival ministers stressed the emptiness of material comfort, the corruption of human nature, and the

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    Exploring Self

    the quest for female identity with unrelenting passion during a male-dominated period. According to Fox-Genovese’s argument that Edna’s immaturity allows her to question her social position as a social truth. However, I would argues that, in The Awakening written by Kate Chopin, Edna sets an impressive example that presents us with a figure who takes a weary and tough journey in seeking liberation and authentic identity in a complex society, along with exploring self. The courageous soul seems to

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    Ecocriticism in the Awakening

    Ecocriticism in The Awakening Nature in The Awakening was used symbolically to represent the freedom to break free from the traditional placement of women during the nineteenth century. Although The Awakening is not typically applauded for its emphasis on “nature writing”, the direct correlation between the environment and the main character’s (Edna) choice to break free from society’s tendency to categorize women as sinners or saints. Using The Awakening and Glotfelty’s definition of ecocriticism

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    Critical Analysis Feminism is the want of woman to have the same rights as men. The feminist movement occurred in the 1800’s which is also around the time the novel “the Awakening” was coming out. The novel was a huge contributor to the cause. That's all thanks to Kate Chopin. In the book “The Awakening” the main character is a woman named Edna Pontellier. She is a woman who goes against everything that a woman is supposed to do and what a woman shouldn’t do. Edna was a huge role model during

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    The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening: A wave of revivals During the 18th century, the life of the colonists had improved a lot. They had a choice between multitudes of religions, had a growing economy, and were inspired by the movement of Enlightenment in Europe. But with this revival happening in the American colonies, the true Christians got concerned. According to many historians, this wave of revivals was entitled ‘The Great Awakening’. This event revealed many social and economical trends in the colonies.

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    The Awakening Analysis

    In her daring novel The Awakening, Kate Chopin bravely exposes an unfamiliar attitude of feminism to an unprepared society in the form of Edna Pontellier. At the time, her work of fiction was not yet recognized as being respectable or even credible—due to the fact that the idea of feminism had not yet become popular. Since then, Edna Pontellier’s “awakening” has been viewed in a positive light by many modern feminist critics and described as an “intellectual and social” maturation or liberation of

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    The Awakening

    Example Literary Research Paper Michelle Carerra Professor Krickstein English 1302 October 15, 2004 The Awakening of Gabriel Conroy Like the stories in Dubliners that lead up to it, “The Dead” dramatizes a moment of self-realization. The story portrays the gradual awakening of Gabriel Conroy, whose vision of his wife, Gretta, at the end of the story is at once a frustrating disappointment and a touching movement toward understanding and love. Robert Adams voices the view of

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    Gender Roles in the Scarlett Letter and the Awakening

    Megan Naylor Dr. DiCicco English 3664 March 29, 2011 Gender Roles in The Scarlet Letter and The Awakening During the Victorian era, the life a woman was immensely difficult. They were considered the property of their husband, and treated as such. Women were forbidden from owning their own property, even if they were given the property from their father. In such a case, the land would be transferred in ownership to her husband. A woman’s place was in the home, to dutifully care for her husband

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    The Awakening – Psychological Views

    The Awakening – Psychological Views Robert Ceneskie South University Online The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, is a novel that takes place during the nineteenth century and focuses on the point of view of Edna Pontellier, the protagonist and wife elite to an affluent Creole. The story begins at the Grand Isle resort, which is a popular vacationing stop for the wealthy from New Orleans. While at Grand Isle, Edna comes to the realization that she is longing for self-actualization and empowerment

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    were set in motion: The Great Awakenings. These were a series of large, sweeping religious, social, and political changes that sought to use the basis of religion to revive faith in a neglected belief, bring about numerous social reforms, and use political factions to great effect upon society's mentality. Although most view the First Great Awakening as the ‘first' and ‘greatest' religious, social, and political influence to American society, the second Great Awakening can be considered far more influential

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    Awakenings

    When conducting an experiment, there are a number of ways in which it can be carried out. In the movie Awakenings a variety of research methods are displayed. These are used by sociologists, and the majority of the scientific community. It can be seen in the film that certain conflicts erupt when protocol is not maintained. There is a fine line between being a compassionate researcher and becoming too emotionally involved with a test subject; this film demonstrates the problems that may arise when

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    The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening There was a time when both the husband and the wife worked the land which they called home where they raised a family. During the women’s sphere women were confronted with the fact that in order for a family to survive either the husband or the wife would need to have steady employment to support the family. The industrialization of the country made it possible for the husband to secure a job which paid a good day’s wages and allowed for the family to purchase products which

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    The Awakening

    The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION The Awakening and Selected Short Stories by Kate Chopin is a publication of the Pennsylvania State University. This Portable Document File is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in any way does so at his or her own risk. Neither the Pennsylvania State University nor Jim Manis, Faculty Editor, nor anyone associated

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    A Racial Awakening

    A Racial Awakening Gandhi once said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” Anne Moody’s Coming of Age in Mississippi parallels a young African American woman named Anne’s personal growth with the development of the Civil Rights movement. Anne chose to become the change she wanted to see in the world by taking a leadership role in the controversial Civil Rights movement. Anne, who starts out the novel with the name Essie Mae, grows up in a poor, southern family

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    The Awakening

    Khiree Cross Ap Summer Reading Assignment The Awakening By: Kate Chopin July 18, 2013 Part One The setting of The Awakening so far is in the Grand Isle, a popular place for a summer vacation where wealthy people go. The Grand Isle is a spot where all the wealthy Creoles, from New Orleans, go for the summer to relax, and have fun. The time setting seems to be in the early 1900s because of the things they do and the lack of technology. The husband of Edna, Leonce, go away on a trip and on this

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    Spring Awakening

    Melchior, however. Trusts his own instincts far too much. If he had respected authority figures more, he might not have given in to his urges and raped Wendla. Spring Awakening seems to caution against extremes and to point the reader towards a balance of nature versus nurture. And third parents and children relationships. In Spring Awakening, relationships between parents and children seem full with danger. Almost no parents want their children to live as they did. Moritz kills himself, Wendla dies, Melchior

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    The Awakening Symbolism

    A Journey for the Lost Soul The Awakening by Kate Chopin was written during the 1800’s and was published in the year of 1899. During this time, the novel struck controversial subjects using a strong feminist tone, which underlined Chopin’s views on sex, marriage, and women of that period. In this novel, it is evident that freedom and feminism are used as interrelations of each other to express her feelings towards each subject. Some characters in The Awakening served as an encouraging force pushing

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    The Awakening: the Journey of Self and Sexual Desire

    Carney 1 English 102-105 11 April 2014 A Journey of Self and Sexual Desire The Awakening by Kate Chopin is a novel about a woman who leads the typical life of a nineteenth century woman. During this era, a woman's role is to be a wife and mother. The main character, Edna Pontellier, begins to struggle with this obligatory role in society. Even though she is an upper woman in society, she has feelings of suffocation and frustration. She begins to neglect her

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    Great Awakening

    The First Great Awakening Research Paper Submitted to Dr. William Bryant CHHI 302-D01 201340 BY Chris Jones November 21, 2013 Introduction The Great Awakening, which found its beginnings in 1740, was the first event to effectively influence all of the British colonies. In recent years religion had become complacent, and many people were going to church, but not really benefitting from the teachings. Going through the motions and acting like they were gaining something out of it was

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    Comparison of the Two Great Awakenings

    The Great Awakening and the Second Awakening were less of a rebellion and more of a mind shift for Christians. These two events caused people to rely on their faith. In previous centuries people relied on their religion. The two Awakenings were similar in their goals but very different in the way they came about and the individual tasks that were accomplished. The first movement, the Great Awakening, was focused on people. In the past preachers would read a sermon to the crowd of believers

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    The Awakening

    AWAKENING Edna Pontillier is the main character in the novel The Awakening which was written by Kate Chopin. She is a character that readers can both identify and sympathize with at times, and yet her actions and traits might make readers to see her as an unsympathetic character at other times, and even in my case, find her to be extremely selfish and unlikeable. Readers may sympathize with her because after all she lived in a time where women were regarded as nothing but mere objects and did not

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    The Great Awakening

    The Great Awakening in Colonial Society By Debbie Nichols Early in the 18th century America already had an eclectic religious history. One great series of events became a precursor to the coming political unity. Occurring a full 35 years before the battles of Lexington and Concord, the aftershocks of the “Great Awakening” tore open the floodgates whose waters were used for America's baptism in the Spirit of 76. Oddly enough, this torrent of religious fervor had its roots in the same soil

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    Female Empowerment in Kate Chopin's "The Awakening"

    Heinrich-Heine-Universität Wintersemester 2010/11 Vertiefungsmodul Kurs: American Realism and Naturalism - Short Stories Seminarleiter: Georg Schiller Datum der Abgabe: 16.04.2011 Female Empowerment in Kate Chopin’s “The Awakening” Anjana Dhir BA Englisch KF, Geschichte NF 3. Semester Table of Contents 1. Introduction 3 2. The French

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    Concept of Liberty and Femininity in the Yellow Wallpaper and the Awakening

    Concept of liberty and femininity in The Yellow Wallpaper and The Awakening I decided to examine the concept of femininity and liberty in a short story “The Yellow Wall-paper” from the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman and in the book “The Awakening” from Kate Chopin. I chose these two books in order to demonstrate how society in the nineteenth century treated woman and how those woman were trying to escape from this concept. Femininity refers to set of behaviours and roles which are appropriate

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    Awakening

    Innocence is a state in which everybody thinks the world is perfect, people are perfect, and life is pink. It is what people lose as they mature. When experiences come and take away innocence, people change profoundly and it can be hard for them to handle the turning points in their lives. In Toni Cade Bambara’s “The Lesson” and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s “American History”, the two young girls from poor neighborhoods experience the harsh realities that change the way they see the world and people around

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    political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” (MW 236). Nothing in that definition leads me to conclude, as Edna seems to believe, that motherhood is the one thing that will retard her individual growth. Although feminists claim that The Awakening by Kate Chopin portrays a woman stifled by a society controlled by men, ultimately the decision to act selfishly or selflessly belongs to Edna. There is more than one choice given in the text of who and what Edna could be. Edna could become

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    The Awakening

    Feminism and The Awakening Gender discrimination and feminism played a great role in the novel The Awakening by Kate Chopin. This novel was highly controversial when it was first published. “The Awakening deals with the condition of the nineteenth century woman in marriage, and has been more recently rediscovered and recognized as an overtly feminist text for these same reasons.” (Marquand) This novel was written during a time where a women’s place in society was at home taking care of the children

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    Awakenings

    Dr. Malcolm Sayer and the hospital staff gloated in the success of L-Dopa with his group of patients. He soon found out that it is a temporary measure. Leonard was the first to awake, and also the first to demonstrate the limited duration of the awakening. Leonard's tics grew more and more noticeable and he started to drag more as he walked. Patients are all forced to observe what will eventually happen to them. Leonard began to suffer from full body spasms and could hardly move. He, however, tolerated

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    Gender Roles in the Awakening

    The Awakening by Kate Chopin challenges many gendered ideas of the time and explores one woman’s desires, some sexual, and some spiritual. In chapter 7 of The Awakening the main character, Edna, questions her wifely duties and her role in her family as well as society. Edna walks with Adele, another woman at the estate, to the shore, and recants her with a childhood memory of “walking diagonally across a big field. [Her] sun-bonnet obstructed her view. [She] could only see the green stretch before

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    Symbolism and Irony "The Awakening"

    “The Awakening” Symbolism, Irony In Kate Chopin's short story “The Awakening”, the voice of the story portrays a woman with sexual aspirations, and moral female social rules in search for independence and self discovery. The story is based on the 19th century woman. During this time women barely had any freedom, were not recognized within the society and had no choice but to me submissive to their husbands. The main character of the story named Edna is portrayed to be a happy woman because

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    The Awakening - the Role of Art in Edna's Life

    Rites of Passage 02/18/10 The Awakening The Role of Art in Edna’s Life Throughout The Awakening by Kate Chopin, art becomes a symbol of freedom for Edna. Even though Edna uses art as an escape from her husband, Léonce Pontellier, it also symbolizes failure. Edna believes that if she becomes an artist she will achieve the independence that she desires. She learns about the power that art can have on someone from Mademoiselle Reisz. Mademoiselle Reisz views art as a test of individuality. Edna

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    the text though, it is clear that she is not always the most responsible mother. She lets her children wander off with the nanny and does not always heed the signs when they are ill. As the narrator states in one of the important quotes from “The Awakening” by Kate Chopin,“She was fond of her children in an uneven, impulsive way. She would sometimes gather them passionately to her heart and sometimes forget them” (24). She treats her husband in the same way since as soon as she realizes her dream to

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    The Awakening

    In the novel, The Awakening, by Katie Chopin, main character Edna Pontellier struggles to find her identity between being her outer self and her inner self. Her outer self, as Chopin describes, is the one that conforms based on society’s expectations of her. Edna’s inner self, on the other hand, is the one that questions her outer self and is authentic to who she truly is when free of society’s norms. As the novel progresses, Edna’s desire to identify more with her inner self rather than conforming

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    The Second Great Awakening

    The Second Great Awakening Liberty University CCOU 201 October 5, 2015 Carol Kirby The Second Great Awakening was quiet a big experience for many. It left a huge impact on religion as we know it. The Western Frontier put together “Camp Meetings.” These were religious services that lasted several days. The Pioneers really seem to enjoy these meeting it gave them something to do and filled their social calendar’s up. From the preaching, to the dancing, to the praise and worship, these meetings

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    Successes of the First Great Awakening In the 1730’s and 1740’s the British American Colonies embarked on a revitalized religious piety called “The Great Awakening” which had a plethora of positive effects that strengthened the colonies at that present time and has remnants today in modern day America. Two extremely brilliant pastors by the names of Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield operating as separate entities led a mission through British America

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    Short Essay - the Awakening

    Essay The Awakening: To Be Tamed or Not Women have societal expectations to uphold within every society; however, not all women want to be tamed and repressed. Edna Pontellier, the main character in The Awakening by Kate Choplin, is a twenty-eight-year-old dissatisfied, repressed wife that wants to break out of her upper-class Creole society expectations in 1890s Louisiana. Women of the 1890s had two main societal expectations to up hold within society. However, within The Awakening, Choplin shows

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    Great Awakening

    The conversion into the Protestant religion sat uneasy in the minds of the settlers of New England. The Great Awakening was a time in when men and women were almost equal. Women were not likely to be seen wearing pants or working in a field, but they were welcome to accept this foreign religion. Hannah Heaton helps us realize what it was like for her to convert religions for a 20 year old women during the 1750’s. In the excerpt from Hannah Heaton’s diary, it sways me to believe that she was not

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    Awakenings

    Gina Ventura January 23, 2013 Civil Rights Movements Class Dr. Meadors Film: Awakenings The Film Awakenings was based on the Civil Rights movements. It involved history of its participants, its leaders, and those who were against it. The Movement was based on the stoping of segregation in the South. There was segregation in bathrooms, schools, waiting rooms, and the most chaotic one, buses. During this time people took chances in wanting to be heard, they fought for their freedom, and sought

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    The Great Awakening

    Alaska Fly-Fishing Expedition Risks 1. Bear attacks * There is a possibility in Alaska that you will get attacked by a bear. 2. Bad Weather * Bad weather could cause the plane to crash or the drift boats to flip over. 3. Get Lost * Navigation errors are always possible. This could cause the trip to lose a day, and the guests may lose faith in their guides. 4. Fuel shortage * Any mistake determining how much fuel is needed for the trip could result in serious issues

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    Evangelical Spirit and Second Great Awakenings

    Name: Professor: Course: Date: The Link between an Evangelical Spirit as Found In the Second Great Awakenings and the Reforming Impulse Historians and sociologists have consistently observed the relationship between the abolitionist movement and revivalism. Evangelical movements and works contributed to the end of the slave trade and slavery which was rampant in Europe and the United States for the period between the 18th and the 19th century. The industrial and scientific revolution marked

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    Great Awakening

    I am going to describe the outbreak of revival during the Great Awakening. First of all the Great Awakening was a Christian revitalization movement that swept Protestant Europe and British America and especially the American colonies in the 1730s and 1740s, leaving a permanent impact on American religion. It resulted from powerful preaching that gave listeners a sense of personal revelation of their need of salvation by Jesus Christ. Some historians have speculated that the shift from rural and

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    The Awakening

    Roles of the Woman at the late 19th Century The book, The Awakening, portrays the routine daily life of women and men during this era.. The men always provided the bread and butter for their whole family. The women where seen mainly as an item on a peddle stool that the men had possession of. Plenty of women during this time just put up with how they where treated but many also formulated another idea of what their role should be. These types of women were portrayed by the character Edna Pontellier

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    The Awakening

    Martha Yohannes 3/15/12 Pr:4 Chapters 30-33 Chapter 30 In this chapter you get a sense that Edna feels removed from her guests and doesn't actually enjoy the occasion. She has created the illusion of the perfect mask among her guests. The dinner party is illustrated as one of Edna’s paintings showing it is just the picture of reality, not reality itself. The dinner table is perfectly decorated, and Edna herself looks majestic and beautiful in her gown. As the guests talk constantly

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    Feminism; the Awakening

    social rights for women. Feminism in 1900s pursued many freedoms that were considered scandalous before the turn of the century, and still today many believe woman should hold the classic stay at home mother role. When it was published in 1899, The Awakening by Kate Chopin was considered scandalous on many levels. Through the main character, Mrs. Edna Pontellier, Chopin presents many feminist ideas that were to come in the next century. Feminism tries to battle the idea that a woman’s only job is to

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